Rebuild Your Walls➕➕

img_0189God bless all of you on this beautiful day; as promised on the last blog post in today’s Called with a Purpose post I will be speaking in the book of Nehemiah;  about Nehemiah and his call to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem after they had been destroyed by the Babylonians. As a lot of you probably know he was the cupbearer to the King of Persia Artaxerxes son of Xerxes husband of Esther.

In the first chapter of the book of Nehemiah, it says that after he asked and heard the news about Jerusalem and the people who were sent to exile; he wept and prayed and fasted to the Lord. From verse 5 to 7 you can read and see how his prayer was to God but what calls my attention is verse 6 to 7;

let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you.We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.

What calls my attention is on the second line of verse 6; where he tells the Lord, ” I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you.” Why was Nehemiah admitting to those sins is the question I ask myself? One thing I have learned in spiritual warfare is that the sins and bondage of past ancestors are still present in our lives and if they are not broken it still has the power to keep us in chains.  One sentence that I use in my prayer is; ” Father at this hour in the name of Jesus Christ and with the authority given to me; I asked that any chain or bondage that is dragging from past generations be broken in Jesus name. ” Another thing that I ask myself is; why was he asking God to turn his ear towards his prayer and to keep his eyes open?. As we know God is a God of mercy and has always been; however the people of Israel always broke the covenant that God had made with them and they didn’t listen when he sent word of repentance through the prophets

Nehemiah was not only praying for the rebuilding of physical walls but also for the spiritual ones. The walls of the nation of Israel were destroyed because of their disobedience through the idolatry of other pagan gods; they didn’t have the ear of the Father anymore. Their relationship with God had crumbled and they needed to build those walls of prayer and communication with God also before the rebuilding of the physical walls. Remember after all; this nation has always been his chosen nation.

He has always responded to their cries and prayers when they actually come to him with a heartfelt repentance. He has always provided for them in times of need and desperation. Nehemiah brings  to mind the command that he gave to Moses to give to the children of Israel in verse 8 and 9 saying;

‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.’

However in verse ten; Nehemiah says “they are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand”Almost as if asking God to have pity on them as Nehemiah would go before the King and he wanted the King to show favor and let him go to rebuild the walls with his permission but foremost God’s. Later in chapter 2 of Nehemiah, it seems as God heard his petition because the King saw in his expression when Nehemiah took to him his cup that his expression was of sadness but not of illness instead of heartbreak. And God put favor in the sight of the King for Nehemiah as the King granted Nehemiah the request to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.

Rebuilding the walls did not only take Nehemiah to do it but everyone else; if you read the whole book of Nehemiah you will see that he involved the priests, families and even conflict and opposition were involved in the rebuilding of those walls. The priests were the first to volunteer to rebuild the walls; families got involved and rebuilt sections of the walls as a sign of ownership. How are we rebuilding the spiritual walls of our nation, community, family, and church? Are we involved or are we just seeing from the outside the work that other people are doing? Opposition and conflict rose up in the time of rebuilding; however, did that stop, Nehemiah, from completing the purpose of his call?

Actually, all the opposition and conflict instead made him stay more in the purpose that God had put in him. We have to learn to overcome the conflict’s and circumstances, the injustice that may appear in our way. At the end of all Nehemiah rebuilt the walls and purified the people of Israel just as God wanted, and all that he desired was for God so remember him in favor for all that he had done and for obeying his call and fulfilling it. Let’s scrutinize ourselves and see if we are obeying the call that God has put in our hearts and how are we rebuilding the walls of our community and country but foremost it should be our family; how are you rebuilding the walls of those who have theirs destroyed?

P.S. I hope that this post brings blessing to your life. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section at the bottom; would love to hear from you. Show kindness and love to someone from the time of right now in one aspect of their lives. Shalom🕊

Calling Me..🗣🗣🚪🚪💗💗

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:11‬

“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.”

Tonight I’m in the mood to write to you guys something that as humans and christian we fall a lot into and that is comparing ourselves to such high standards that we are never going to be able to meet by ourselves. Tonight’s as I was thinking what I wanted to post on my Instagram page I noticed that every time I see a youth that is so highly popularized and sought after in social media because their ministry is getting bigger and bigger by the second and minutes. I belittle myself and I think to myself if that were “Me” and I just wish I could be them. And no it’s not envy because I love supporting ministry that spread God’s gospel.

For me it’s the not knowing; the relentlessness that comes upon me when I see ministry upon ministry rise up and mine is still in the early stages of pregnancy. When it’s just starting to get created it has not even being formed yet but the relentlessness of wanting to do more and go bigger it’s consuming and overpowering a lot of times. God has called me on a prophetic ministry some of you might not believe it, some might and some will not understand. I believe deep in my heart I was set apart since an early age even before I was formed in my mother’s womb as God has told me various times. But as I scrutinize my heart and I look deep down to my soul; I know I’m not ready yet for the purpose he has for me.

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Why do we as christians are never acceptable to God’s timing? Something that I tell my mother and a lot of my youth is to never try to  help God but I forget most of the time to apply it to myself. As a human being I am flaw but that those not take God’s love and purpose away from me. I was looking into the life of the prophet Ezekiel and Jeremiah and other servants of the Lord and I have noticed that most of them did not die in their homeland. That God called them to their ministry when they were ready and they had passed the beginning stages of their ministry. Jeremiah was one of the most fundamental prophets in the Old Testament; God used him tremendously in warning the people Israel of their idolatry and what would become of the nation of Israel if they didn’t repent and went back to the old ways with the Lord. But he lived a life of persecution and most often a life that brought heartbreak to him.

“But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak.”
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My life and ministry have not gone through those stages that many servants of the Lord have gone through. My process might not be the same as theirs; however I see in many of the youth today the potential to go even higher than the prophets of the Old Testament and new one too. I wonder to myself if I’m prepared for this journey that will transcend my life into a different stratosphere. I will not be the same nor will I think or see and even speak the same as today. What really am I? Am I ready for this next step to this journey…

P.S. Don’t give up if you see that your ministry is still in the early stages; keep waiting and believing I know it’s hard but I believe its not impossible with the Lord. Thank you for reading my ramblings and for supporting this ministry online; I’m seeing God’s hand move in here like never before, I hope you are too through the posts. Leave me a comment below; do you find yourself in the same situation a lot?.

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Fear?? Not!!🗣🗣

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“Arise, my soul, arise;
Shake off thy guilty fears;
The bleeding sacrifice
In thy behalf appears:
Before the throne my surety stands;
My name is written on his hands.

He ever lives above,
For me to intercede;
His all-redeeming love,
His precious blood to plead;
His blood atoned for all our race,
And sprinkles now the throne of grace.
Five bleeding wounds he bears,
Received on Calvary;
They pour effectual prayers,
They strongly speak for me.
Forgive him, O forgive, they cry,
Nor let that ransomed sinner die.
The Father hears him pray—
His dear Anointed One:
He cannot turn away
The presence of his Son;
His Spirit answers to the blood,
And tells me I am born of God.

My God is reconciled,
His pardoning voice I hear;
He owns me for his child,
I can no longer fear:
With confidence I now draw nigh,
And Father, Abba Father, cry.”

                       -Charles Wesley

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P.S. My heart is burdened and sad with the amount of violence that surround us nowadays. Those youth and adults that died the day before make my heart weep, beg and cry out to God for mercy. They were youth and adults that could have been saved if they were not. Oh how my heart cries out for you Lord; no one is safe anywhere anymore, LORD I ask that you cover us with the blood of of your son Jesus Christ 💗💕That no one or anything  with intentions of violence touch your children and your children’s children without you allowing it if it’s in your will. Amen 🙏🏼🙏🏼Please let’s keep praying for this country and the entire world that they turn back to God; he is the only one that can keep us safe.

Fight Your Fear👊🏻🗣🗣🗣💕💕

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 There are moments that going to bed feeling that there is no solution; that you will never get back up from the situation that you are at; you constantly feel like you are in a vortex that any happiness or any feeling of security will be taken away from you by the same despair and cloud of insecurity that surrounds you. But even in the midst of that deep hole that your life is; there is a voice that keeps calling out support for you, telling you ” Don’t despair my child that I’m with you”.

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One fundamental flaw in the human race since the beginning is that we are headstrong. Since Adam and Eve we have gone through life doing what pleases us; making our own decisions that has brought consequences and is bringing consequences to our lives still. I was a rebellious teen when I was growing up and  this situation came from the desperation, loneliness, and feelings of insecurity and hopelessness that I was going through with a dose of anger towards myself and

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God. I felt as if my life had no purpose; that I was in the same routine of always. My life looked as a black canvas that never had color or dimension. Even though God spoke to me through a preaching, holy spirit or a bible verse; I always had that fear that I was not good enough, that my life would continue to be the disaster that always was. Even though I was a teen that constantly went to church there still was inside of me pieces of that insecure and rebellious child.

But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from.

When I read through the old testament and new testament I see examples of men and women of God being in the same situation. One story that has deeply touch me is Rahab the prostitute from Jericho. When I read the book of Joshua and analyze her story I see a woman in desperation because she wanted a change for herself and family. A woman because of circumstances or her decisions; was belittle and looked down and  even though she knew the fate that was to come upon them; still took in the men that Joshua sent to spy on the land of Jericho in and hid them from her King and his army. During those times the hostility and fear that was in Jericho could have brought catastrophic consequences to her and her family but she still stuck to the promise that the enemy had given her.

This woman became part of the lineage from where Jesus comes from. She showed bravery and faithfulness in the midst of adversity and even fear. Why is it then that it’s impossible for us nowadays to stick to our necks for what we believe in; just because someone might criticize, belittle and even make fun of you. We go through different emotions daily but one that is always present is the one of fear and doubt. We do not believe in ourselves and God. We might say that we believe but sometimes actions speak louder then words.

“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.””
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭

We can fight fear through prayer, reading our bible but most importantly is having that understanding and faith in God through it all. Rahab had faith in the God of the Israelites and at the end she saw that her faith brought her blessing upon blessing. Her story should inspire us women and men also to have a deep faith in God. Trouble will come but the one with you is bigger and mightier then the problem that you might have or come face to face with.

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P.S. Hope everyone had an amazing January & keep believing in yourself and God’s purpose for you 🗣😁Shalom💕❤️

Spiritual Goal🌻🌴🍂

John 3:30

He must increase, but I must decrease.”

It’s necessary for our flesh to decrease and for him to increase in us. All of us have a different character then the next brethren; however we can accomplish what we put before us in prayer or just a simple goal of life if our Lord is up front guiding us every step of the way. Life in Jesus Christ is not easy but it’s also not impossible as the gospel of Matthew says.

Matthew 16:24-26

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.25 For whoever would save his life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?”

Here Jesus is letting us know that we need to deny our wants for us to follow him if you don’t deny yourself; how can you follow Jesus.? The cross can have many interpretation I for one see it as the salvation but also the path to our Lord. He died there crucified; he denied the needs and wants of his own body and decided to follow the will of our Father. It wasn’t an easy trajectory but he got to the finish line.  In verse 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul.” it speaks to my soul. because what do I have to gain in this world if I don’t have Jesus.? I would gain nothing because at the end i wouldn’t know what real and unconditional love is. A love that pursues and forgives unconditionally. No matter how many times you fall; or you feel like giving up God is always there to lift you up. Life is not a pure virgin bride as many would want but is a bride that has been soiled through mistakes and injustices  but there is a bridegroom that says ” I want you just like you are and I will pursue you until you become mine.” that’s our savior and now it’s time for us to take our cross( burdens) and walk with Jesus.

Colossians 2:6

 “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him”

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Dream as Joseph…

bbcaf724-69f5-4206-9ca7-1cd6e2777002Hello Everyone.

This blog post will be different. I want to say that whoever reads this post today, tomorrow or days to come will be able to understand and empathize with a race that the only thing we were looking for was a better life for our family and children’s.

As many of you have heard through news outlets today a big decision was made by the president of this country. That affected 800,000 millions of DREAMERS and I’m one of those 800,000 people.

I was brought to this country pretty young and with no knowledge of the language, culture and even weather. My country is a country that is in the middle of Central America; it’s not big nor small. However poverty and violence has increased in the mainland for various years. As I was saying when I was brought to this country I was young; I had to learn the language of this new country that would become my home. This country is suppose to be “Christian” that helps the needy and gives freedom to the millions of people that reside in it. I was wrong, my parents were wrong and even the world is wrong. Where is the love and the Christianity in this country that blames millions of children now adults for the faults of ignorant parents no actually hopeful parents for a brighter future for their sons and daughters. Where is the Christianity where people scream, rant or yell offensive remarks to people of color, race, religion or sexual orientation.Where is the love in the million of republicans and democrats that with their words insult and degrade a whole different race just because they are different. Has nobody learned from the history that the Bible teaches. Has no one learned from World War II that was initiated because of the misconception of the nazi minded people had on the Jewish race. Or from the Israelites slavery for hundreds of years.

In this moment I’m Joseph in the land of Egypt not knowing what God has prepare for me. There are over 800,000 millions youth, adults that are in fear because of the decision that was taken today. Am I worried? To be truthful I’m not. My faith is in the God that I serve and he is the mighty God that freed Israelites from the clutches  pharaoh. He is the God that gave them a whole nation. What I am is sad for this country because they are digging deeper into a whole that they won’t be able to get out. Don’t you know that many of the people that are DACA are christian youth and adults. What I want everyone to know and understand is this; we have a bigger God then your hatred for a race that has done nothing to you. We work hard for the things that we wear, use and eat. My parents have work all their lives providing for us, they have paid taxes in every single thing in this country. Why are we discriminated just because we are human beings with needs. God protects his children in their time of need and I truly believe he is doing that. What I am is sad and sickened of a humanity that discriminates just because of color, race, religion and even sexual orientation. In my heart of heart I love every single one of you. I just hope to provide the words that God has put in my heart and mind to write to you. It depends in your part to accept those words and change your way of life if you truly accept that there is a living God that loves you and wants you.

Many people in the world not just America are narrow minded. They think they know everything and they judge based on their emotions and opinions without seeing the human side of it. They are so egotistical, prideful, haters and discriminatory but still the Lord wants to work in their lives. Sometimes I wonder why hasn’t God destroyed this awful earth that at the end we are just a waste of space in the whole galaxy but then in my mind I would remember that verse where Jesus reprimands his disciples for their outrage because a village rejected the savior.

“And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?”

“But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.”

For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them. ” And they went to another village.”

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The only thing left to do for us to do is to pray for this type of people. I also catch myself in the act of being that type of person sometimes. And the Holy Spirit reprimands me because I won’t change a person through hate, violence and racism. But through love, kindness, meekness, joy and all the fruits of the Holy Spirit. I pray that God touches your lives and opens your eyes not to just your own needs but those who don’t have the same privilege as you. And I hope every brother and sister in Christ unites in prayer for this decision that OUR president took and God bless his life and family but most importantly that he continues to guide him and has mercy on him. There are millions of brothers and sisters in need in this country that serve the same Living God that you do. The only thing that has protected them from this troubling waters has been his mercy and mighty hand.

I want everyone to elevate from this racist and insignificant mentality that we have. That the problems of others are not our inconvenience. Do something, open your mouth, write on your blog, make a video, protest peacefully but do something. Don’t stay in the same mentality choose love instead of hate, meekness instead of being prideful.  Show humanity and compassion to the one in need. We dreamers are your neighbors, lawyers, school teacher, bloggers, some are your kids best friend and are your brothers and sisters in Christ.

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via Daily Prompt: Elevate